Several local heritage, historical, and patriotic organizations will place more than 800 U.S. Flags at the College Station Cemetery to honor veterans on Veteran’s Day on Friday, Nov. 11, at 8:30am.
The U.S. flags are given by the Sojourners. Ellen Marquis Horner, assisted by Bob and Jane Cohen and Terry Massey, coordinates the flag memorial placements and maintains the list of veterans to honor.
The local heritage groups place flags on Memorial Day and Veterans Day, to honor those who served in the military for our country to assure our safety, freedom, and right to vote. Veterans Day is intended to honor all those who served honorably in the military, in wartime or peacetime. Community members and families are invited to help honor veterans.
Hank Salzmann is President of Brazos Valley Chapter of National Sojourners.
John Hale is Commander of Heroes of National Sojourners.
Shawn Carlson is Regent of the La Villita Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mary Shearer is Regent of the William Scott Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Pamela Marshall is Regent of Come and Take It Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
James Jones is President of Independence Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution.
Laura Harding is Senior President of Brazos De Dios Society of Children of the American Revolution.
Kim Feldman is President of Texas Research Ramblers Genealogical Society.
The U.S. flags are placed in respect to acknowledge that the veterans’ contributions to our national security are appreciated and to underscore the fact that all those who served have sacrificed and done their duty. Veteran’s Day is about coming together to honor those who gave their all. These brave American servicemen and women are patriotic, have a love of country, and a willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Veterans give so much for our country; they deserve the recognition and honor that their actions should receive.
Flags at the Field of Honor Cemetery will be placed the day before by Sojourners.
Veteran’s Day is a federal holiday observed on November 11 to commemorate U.S. soldiers who served in the military service in all wars in service to our country. Take the time to be thankful for freedom and our right to vote. Our American tradition includes an obligation to honor the sacrifices made by our nation to earn our freedom.